Gaming for a Cure

Warriors of a different kind

Hello and welcome to the Gaming for a Cure website!

We apologize to everyone for not updating this site in a long time but we now have a new media person Nay VW to help us keep up again.  Welcome Nay!

To all those people who have shown their concern that Gaming for a Cure has ceased to exist, Mark Twain said it best..."The news of our death has been GREATLY exaggerated!"  We're still up and running and have some exciting news.

The 2014 Winter Campaign event is Saturday December 6th from 10-10 at TC Paintball.
PLEASE mark this date on your calendars, post it on your fridge, enter a notice in your phones, do whatever it takes to remind yourself to come join the fun!

This event will have some new things going on.  
For the first time we will have a Steve Jackson Games MIB team in attendance to showcase some of their new products.  The team leader is a local gamer and familiar face at our events Heather Birdson.  Which means we will be getting great previews of Steve Jackson Games products quite often.  Keep an eye on our site for dates and times other than our events!
House Rules Games game designer and owner Charlie Stout will be running the final play testing sessions of his first game Good Ship and Crew which will be available online hopefully soon after the new year.  It is possible he will also be previewing and start the play testing of two other new titles at our event as well depending on whether he can get the graphics done in time or not.  Charlie has been a longtime committee member for Gaming for a Cure and the concept for his company has always included the donation of proceeds from every game he sells to us!  Come check out what he has and let him tell you what else he has in the works.
The highly popular PRIZE WHEEL will be spinning all day.  Everyone who donates $1 is a winner!  Started by Sabrina Brant at last year's winter event to keep the kids busy it quickly became an addicting part of our day for all our attendees, and was in almost constant motion during the Summer Campaign event too.
Don McIntyre is the local representative for the company that produces All's Quiet on the Martian Front, a miniatures game based on the original H.G. Wells book The War of the Worlds.  At the time of this writing he is planning on running demos of the game and showing off the wonderful models.

All the games we usually have in play like Warhammer, Warhammer40k, Wings of Glory, Magic the Gathering, Warmachine, Malifaux, Starwars X-wing, Star Trek Attack Wing and a wide assortment of board games, and card games should all be in full swing as time and space allow all day.  So grab some friends and stop by to roll some dice, flip some cards, move some models around, and make a difference in the fight against cancer.
We apologize to everyone for not updating this site in a long time but we now have a new media person Nay VW to help us keep up again.  Welcome Nay!

To all those people who have shown their concern that Gaming for a Cure has ceased to exist, Mark Twain said it best..."The news of our death has been GREATLY exaggerated!"  We're still up and running and have some exciting news.

The 2014 Winter Campaign event is Saturday December 6th from 10-10 at TC Paintball.
PLEASE mark this date on your calendars, post it on your fridge, enter a notice in your phones, do whatever it takes to remind yourself to come join the fun!

This event will have some new things going on.  
For the first time we will have a Steve Jackson Games MIB team in attendance to showcase some of their new products.  The team leader is a local gamer and familiar face at our events Heather Birdson.  Which means we will be getting great previews of Steve Jackson Games products quite often.  Keep an eye on our site for dates and times other than our events!
House Rules Games game designer and owner Charlie Stout will be running the final play testing sessions of his first game Good Ship and Crew which will be available online hopefully soon after the new year.  It is possible he will also be previewing and start the play testing of two other new titles at our event as well depending on whether he can get the graphics done in time or not.  Charlie has been a longtime committee member for Gaming for a Cure and the concept for his company has always included the donation of proceeds from every game he sells to us!  Come check out what he has and let him tell you what else he has in the works.
The highly popular PRIZE WHEEL will be spinning all day.  Everyone who donates $1 is a winner!  Started by Sabrina Brant at last year's winter event to keep the kids busy it quickly became an addicting part of our day for all our attendees, and was in almost constant motion during the Summer Campaign event too.
Don McIntyre is the local representative for the company that produces All's Quiet on the Martian Front, a miniatures game based on the original H.G. Wells book The War of the Worlds.  At the time of this writing he is planning on running demos of the game and showing off the wonderful models.

All the games we usually have in play like Warhammer, Warhammer40k, Wings of Glory, Magic the Gathering, Warmachine, Malifaux, Starwars X-wing, Star Trek Attack Wing and a wide assortment of board games, and card games should all be in full swing as time and space allow all day.  So grab some friends and stop by to roll some dice, flip some cards, move some models around, and make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Welcome to the 2016 season for Gaming for a Cure!


We have three events scheduled for the year. First is the C4, close on it's heels is the summer campaign and then we take a break until winter for the winter campaign. Don't forget, every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month is Wings of Glory. 

 

To all those people who have shown their concern that Gaming for a Cure has ceased to exist, Mark Twain said it best..."The news of our death has been GREATLY exaggerated!" We're still up and running and have some exciting news.

 2016 10th Year Anniversary Campaign Event

2016 Summer Event is Saturday and Sunday June 11th and 12th at TC Paintball's War Room. Saturday from 10 am – 10 pm and Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm. http://www.tcpaintball.com/traversecity/

It's almost that time again! Come join us for our summer event, which is going to be bigger and more game packed than ever. We have new games, old games, board and card games, dice games, miniature games and games for the youngest gamers. Have a favorite game? Bring it along and we are sure someone will play it with you. As always our ever popular game wheel will be there to spin for prizes. 

On Saturday will be our silent auction. This year we have over 40 items to bid on thanks to the great people at Cherry Capital Comic Con who donated to our cause. Browse through the pictures of all the fun things available in the album “2016 Summer Event Silent Auction Items” in our Gallery. See something you like? Bring your dollars and bid for your favorites. 

TC Paintball will also have discounts on games and will have open play for some paintball on Saturday. 

Come on down, donate, and have a great two days of gaming for a great cause!

2016 Summer Event is Saturday and Sunday June 11th and 12th at TC Paintball's War Room. Saturday from 10 am – 10 pm and Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm. http://www.tcpaintball.com/traversecity/

 

It's almost that time again! Come join us for our summer event, which is going to be bigger and more game packed than ever. We have new games, old games, board and card games, dice games, miniature games and games for the youngest gamers. Have a favorite game? Bring it along and we are sure someone will play it with you. As always our ever popular game wheel will be there to spin for prizes.

 

On Saturday will be our silent auction. This year we have over 40 items to bid on thanks to the great people at Cherry Capital Comic Con who donated to our cause. Browse through the pictures of all the fun things available in the album “2016 Summer Event Silent Auction Items” in our Gallery. See something you like? Bring your dollars and bid for your favorites.

 

TC Paintball will also have discounts on games and will have open play for some paintball on Saturday.

 

Come on down, donate, and have a great two days of gaming for a great cause!

 

Gaming for a Cure Winter Campaign

Our Final event of the year will be the Winter Campaign on Saturday December 3rd at TC Paintball's War Room 10am-10pm.

 

The Winter Campaign is much like the Summer Campaign in that we have all kinds of games going on all day. However we also have our Chili Cook off and this year we will have an assortment of wrapped Holiday gifts available to bid on! Each gift will be available for you to pick up, and gently shake to see if you want to bid on it by purchasing tickets to place in a drawing bag. The more tickets you put in the bag the better your chances of getting the gift you want. Some of the gifts will be game related but some won't, and all will be top quality gifts, no gag gifts here!  You can open it there or put your name on it and take it home to open on Christmas, it's up to you.   So come join the pre-Christmas fun and help us fight cancer in a merry way!   


A Great Disturbance in the Force

In memory of our dear friend Matthew Litchfield who lost his battle with cancer at the age of 9. He won our hearts while playing games with us and bravely fighting the good fight against this terrible disease. 

Matthew was a true Jedi: strong, compassionate, and inquisitive. May he be one with the Force now and forever.

 

We have linked up with Geek Triumvirate!

Please take a minute to go check out what these 3 fellow Geeks are doing!

  http://geektriumvirate.com/

Help Us Help Those In Need

Since all our proceeds go to those events that we hold, we are asking you to help us out to gather resources for promotional material so that we can reach more of those in need. If you can donate, we appreciate it! If not, please share the link so we can gain more notoriety.

Thank you!

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History

Gaming for a Cure started in 2006 to honor the loss of a dear friend Wesley Geer.  It has now grown into the focal point of supporting cancer awareness and research among the hobbyist community in Northern Michigan. We started off with a focus on role-playing and card games that expanded bringing board games and table top games such as Warhammer and Wings of War. The addition of the live Auction in 2007 was eagerly embraced by participants and donors alike. Gaming for a Cure began branching into the electronic games in 2008 with a Nintendo Wii playing Guitar Hero projected onto a wall. In 2009 the Northwestern Michigan College donated part of another building to allow us to use a computer lab to include a LAN-party of Battle Field 1942.

Our members take pride in the time and effort they donate to make Gaming for a Cure such a success. We are working to prevent the loss of another Wesley Geer and uniting the community through open-minded curiosity into the worlds of gaming. Come support your loved ones who have lost their fight, and those who have survived this devastating disease, and become "a HERO of a different kind of war."

-Jodie Brandt, Founder and Chairman of Gaming for a Cure.

American Cancer Society

We could not do what we do without the help of the American Cancer Society who has helped us every step of the way in achieving our goals and continuing to grow.  If you are unable to make it to any of our events and would still like to make a donation, please feel free to help our friends at the American Cancer Society.